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Re: Question for Andreas and Branden

The notion of asking politeness is not reprehensible at all. The question is 
who will categorize things as "rude". In Ubuntu I would imagine that anyone 
who challenges "management" long enough would be considered "rude" if their 
views could not be reconciled. Debian theoretically has no management so you 
would need some kind of concensus testing device to determine which people 
were being sufficiently irritating.

Technically you could hold a GR to order someone to shut up (or to shut them 
up) but they would have to be pretty amazingly rude at that point.

I think existing communication technologies (/ignore, mailfilters, etc.) 
provide sufficient mechanisms for selective ostracization.

Is ostracization a word?

On Tuesday 08 March 2005 05:12 am, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> Yuck. I can think of nothing more ethically reprehensible than such a
> notion. One person enforcing their political position on another is
> simply inexcusable; a higher crime does not exist. It's a form of
> slavery.

Ean Schuessler, CTO
Brainfood, Inc.

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